Warranties and Liability
The products supplied by New England Cabinetry are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship only to the extent the individual manufacturer’s warranty their product. No other warranty, whether express or implied, shall exist in connection with the sale or use of these products included any warranty or merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. The warranty begins from the date of purchase.
New England Cabinetry’s liability shall be limited to either the replacement of goods or credit of the purchase price and in no case shall New England Cabinetry be liable for incidental or consequential damages.
Some of the equipment New England Cabinetry sells requires technical knowledge and should be installed by professional installation companies trained and licensed in accordance with your local and state requirements. Many states require licensing to install electronic equipment in locations other than ones that would be considered for “self-installation”. It is the policy of New England Cabinetry to request that laws governing business be adhered to.
New England Cabinetry is not responsible for typographical errors, clerical errors, or omissions on its web site or within any of the installation manuals or cut sheets provided by the manufacturers and made available to you. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Website registration does not automatically constitute the right to purchase at these prices. Quantities could be limited and subject to inventory availability. New England Cabinetry reserves the right to refuse any orders.
Purchase Agreement Terms and Conditions of Sale
Any purchase made on credit requires that Buyer have on file with New England Cabinetry & Millwork (“Seller”) an approved Credit Application. Buyer further confirms Buyer’s consent to Seller’s Credit Agreement, the terms and conditions of which have been read by Buyer and are incorporated by reference herein. All accounts past due are subject to a monthly late payment charge, not to exceed the maximum allowed by applicable state and federal law.
Seller acknowledges and accepts Buyer’s order; however, Seller’s acknowledgement and acceptance is expressly conditioned upon Buyer’s acceptance of the terms and conditions herein. No terms or conditions other than those stated herein, whether contained in Buyer’s purchase order, shipping release, or elsewhere, and no written or oral agreement that purports to vary these terms and conditions is binding upon Seller unless set forth in writing, signed by Seller’s authorized representative. All negotiations, proposals and representations are merged herein, and this writing constitutes the complete and exclusive statement of the terms and conditions of this Purchase Agreement between Buyer and Seller. In the event Buyer fails to accept this Purchase Agreement in writing, Buyer’s consent to the terms and conditions herein is conclusively presumed, either from Buyer’s failure to object within ten days in writing or from Buyer’s acceptance or use of the material delivered hereunder. Unless Buyer notifies Seller in writing to the contrary prior to making a purchase, Buyer hereby represents and warrants that any employee or agent action on Buyer’s behalf is authorized by Buyer and Seller may rely upon such representation.
In any case in which Seller makes delivery, Buyer will pay Seller’s customary shipping charges. Delivery will be made at the project site or other place of delivery adjacent to the closest public right of way. Title and risk of loss passes to Buyer upon delivery of the goods. Should Buyer not be present to accept delivery, Buyer authorizes Seller to unload the goods and leave them at the delivery destination. Buyer releases Seller and will indemnify and hold harmless Seller from and against any and all claims demands, actions, causes of action, cost, expenses, and attorneys’ fees arising out of or in connection with any and all injury including death, to any person or persons (whether third parties or agents, servants, or employees of Buyer), any and all damages to or loss of any property (whether belonging to Buyer or a third party), and any and all other damages recognized at law or in equity caused in whole or in part by or in any way related to the delivery of goods onto the project site by Seller, whenever such delivery is made in accordance with or pursuant to Buyer’s instruction or authorization.
Buyer has the right to inspect the goods upon arrival. Buyer’s inspection rights expire 24 hours after the arrival of the goods at the delivery destination. A failure to make inspection within that time waives notice of any defect that a reasonable inspection would have revealed. A rejection of the goods by Buyer is not effective unless written notice of rejection is given to Seller within three (3) calendar days of delivery.
Without prejudice to any other rights, Seller may suspend further deliveries of any items purchased if Buyer defaults in payment of any amounts due, or whenever Seller may deem itself insecure as to Buyer’s performance, until Buyer remedies such default or provides assurance that satisfies Seller in its sole discretion, of Buyer’s ability to perform. Seller may cancel any order at any time prior to payment by Buyer.
Unless otherwise provided by law, Seller may require Buyer to pay or to reimburse Seller for any tax (except income tax) which now or hereafter is imposed by any taxing authority with respect to the items purchased or the sale, purchase, manufacture, delivery or use thereof.
Seller reserves the right to discontinue, without liability hereunder, deliveries of any merchandise, the manufacture, use and/or sale of which in the opinion of Seller would infringe any patent now or hereafter issued, or other intellectual property right under which Seller is not licensed.
Where Buyer requires tests or inspection not regularly provided by Seller, Seller may charge Buyer for the actual cost of such test or inspections.
Buyer’s wrongful nonacceptance of goods, or cancellation or repudiation of an agreement to purchase goods or services entitles Seller to recover, in addition to any incidental damages caused by Buyer’s wrongful nonacceptance, cancellation or repudiation, either (i) in the case of goods, the risk of loss of which has passed to Buyer at the time of nonacceptance, cancellation or repudiation, or goods which cannot reasonably be resold by Seller to a third party, or service which have already been performed by Seller, the price of such goods or services; or (ii) in the case of goods for which other buyers exist or services not yet performed, or where an action for the price is not otherwise permitted by law; damages equal to the profit (including reasonable overhead) which Seller would have realized had Buyer fully performed or, at Seller’s option, twenty percent (20%) of the contract price as liquidated damages (which constitute a reasonable estimate of Seller’s loss and not a penalty), plus, in the case of special orders, Seller’s expenses, if any, incurred prior to receipt by Seller of notice of cancellation by Buyer, in connection with providing special services, developing special tooling, purchase special supplies and the like.
Seller is not responsible for any delay caused in whole or in part by circumstances beyond Seller’s reasonable control, including but not limited to, force majeure, fires or accidents; strikes or other differences with workers; war (whether declared or undeclared), riots or embargoes; delays by carriers; delays in shipment or receipt of materials from suppliers; or any legislative, administrative or executive law, order or requisition of the federal or any state or local government or any subdivision, department, agency, officer or official thereof. Seller is not liable in any event for any damages (whether direct, general, special, incidental, consequential or other) caused by Seller’s failure or delay in performance or delivery, if Seller is unable, due to any cause beyond Seller’s control, to supply Buyer’s total demand for products. Seller may allocate its available supply among Seller’s customers, including Seller’s branches and affiliates, in any manner Seller deems reasonable.
In the case of goods manufactured and sold by Seller with a separate written warranty, that warranty will apply. Otherwise, in the case of goods manufactured and sold by Seller, Seller warrants only that such goods have been manufactured in accordance with Seller’s specifications and are free from defects in material and workmanship at the time of sale. For all other goods, upon request, Seller make no warranties, but will assign or transfer to Buyer any assignable or transferable manufacturer’s warranties, if any, applicable to the purchase, in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, SELLER MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THERE IS NO WARRANTY THAT EXTENDS BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION ON THE FACE OF THIS PURCHASE AGREEMENT. BUYER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT BUYER’S PURCHASE DECISION IS BASED UPON BUYER’S DUE DILIGENCE AND INSTRUCTION TO SELLER OF THE GOODS REQUIRED BY BUYER AND NOT BY REASON OF ANY STATEMENT MADE BY OR ON BEHALF OF SELLER AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY, SPECIFIC ATTRIBUTES OR OTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE GOODS. Buyer acknowledges that cabinet and other product dimension descriptions are made consistent with industry standards and do not necessarily represent exact or accurate dimensions
Buyer’s Remedies/Limitation of Liability: (a) Buyer’s sole and exclusive remedy and the limit of Seller’s liability for goods or services proven to be other than warranted, whether based upon breach of warranty, negligence, strict liability, tort, breach of contract or any other legal theory, shall be, at Seller’s option, (a) replacement of the goods or services, without charge, carriage paid to Buyer’s facility; or (b) refund of the purchase price paid in respect of such goods or services, plus commercially reasonable charges in connection with the return or disposition of goods. To effect this sole and exclusive remedy, Buyer must make its claim for breach of warranty within 12 months of the date of shipment of the goods or performance of the services, and any such claim not made within such 12-month period is irrevocably waived.
Seller’s sole liability with respect to the goods and services, for any and all loss or damage to Buyer, or any other loss, damage, expense or claim, resulting from any cause whatsoever (whether based on damaged or defective goods, irrespective of whether such damages or defects are discoverable or latent, or Seller’s limited warranty shall fail of its essential purpose, or any other reason), and whether based upon breach of warranty, negligence, strict liability, tort, breach of contract or any other theory, will not exceed the aggregate purchase price of the particular goods and services with respect to which losses, damages, expenses or costs are claimed. Seller has no liability to any person other than Buyer by virtue of the sale of the goods, provision or services, or any other matters contemplated by this Agreement and Buyer will add Seller as a party protected by Buyer’s warranty and limit of liability provisions in Buyer’s terms of sale. The limitation of liability set forth in this paragraph shall survive termination or cancellation of this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, Seller is not liable for any damages whatsoever whether direct or indirect resulting from any delay in delivery of the goods or failure to deliver the goods in a reasonable time – whether or not such delay or failure is caused by Seller.
THE FOREGOING IS THE ENTIRE OBLIGATION OF SELLER. SELLER IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES TO ANY PERSON, WHETHER BASED UPON BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR ANY OTHER THEORY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE REPLACEMENT OR REFUND REMEDY SET FORTH ABOVE FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON WHATSOEVER. Seller shall not be liable for any damages attributable to product abuse, misuse, neglect, or any other cause, which is not the fault of Seller.
Buyer agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Seller from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of action, costs and expenses arising out of or in connection with, in whole or in part, any act(s) or omission(s), negligent or otherwise, of Buyer, or any of Buyer’s agents, servants, employees, subcontractors or customers, including but not limited to: (i) claims of personal injury, including death, to any person or persons (whether third parties or agents, servants or employees of Buyer or Seller); (ii) claims of loss of any property, real or personal (whether belonging to Seller, Buyer or to a third party); and (iii) any and all other damages recognized at law or in equity under any theory whatsoever.
This indemnity includes, but is not limited to, any reasonable attorney’s fees or other reasonable legal fees incurred by Seller and associated with the foregoing.
This indemnity provision is a material term to the Agreement. Buyer’s duty to indemnify is a condition to the sale of any goods from Seller to Buyer. Buyer has read the indemnity provision in its entirety, understands each and every part of the provision and acknowledges that there is no ambiguity concerning Buyer’s duty to indemnify.
In the event that the applicable law prohibits enforcement of this clause as written, then and only then, this clause will be modified to provide the maximum indemnification to Seller, as indemnitee, allowable under that applicable law.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed according to the laws of the state wherein the Seller branch supplying the goods hereunder is situated. Any action brought upon, or by reason of, this Agreement shall be brought, in Seller’s sole discretion, either in a court with jurisdiction over the county in which the Seller branch is located, in a court with jurisdiction over the county in which the project for which the goods are to be used is located, or in a Court or before an arbitration panel where an action between Seller and a third party is pending which concerns the subject matter of this Agreement. Buyer agrees that, in the event any action is brought upon, or due to, this Agreement by either Buyer or Seller, and Seller prevails, Buyer shall pay Seller’s reasonable attorney’s fees and other costs incurred because of or in connection with such action, in the maximum amount permitted by law.
Waiver by Seller of any terms or conditions of this contract or waiver of any breach hereof shall not be construed as a waiver of any other term, condition, or breach. Determination that any provision of this Agreement is illegal or invalid shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement.
Returns must be made in accordance with Seller’s return policy.
The purchase of goods or services shall not entitle Buyer to use, or otherwise identify Buyer or its business with the name, trademark or other identity of the Seller. Should Buyer violate this provision, Seller reserves all remedies provided for by law or in equity, including, without limitation, injunctive relief. Except with respect to goods manufactured by Seller, Buyer shall indemnify and hold harmless Seller against all loss, damages, costs and expenses awarded against or incurred by Seller in connection with or paid or agreed to be paid, by Seller in settlement of any claim for infringement of any patents, copyright, design, trademark or any other industrial or intellectual property rights of any other person or entity with respect to the goods sold by Seller to Buyer hereunder.
All quantities ordered are the sole responsibility of customers. Absolutely no returns on all cabinets, vanities, special orders, sale items, accessories, clearance and closeout items. No claims considered unless made within 2 days of receipt of goods.
No returns, replacements or repairs may be made without prior written consent. Some replacement parts may vary from those originally supplied and are subject to availability. There will be a 35% restocking fee.
There will be a storage fee of $50.00 per day if not picked up or shipped within 5 business days of due date. Items will not be released until fees are paid in full.
New England Cabinetry & Millwork will remain the rightful owner of all goods sold to the buyer as long as the purchase price has not been paid in full.
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Important Notes on Painted Wood Cabinets Please be aware that wood expands and contracts. This natural process, occurring on painted cabinetry will create open joints in the painted finish. An open joint line is not considered a defect and it is widely accepted in the kitchen cabinetry industry. The finish will still protect the surface, and the structural integrity of the joint will not be affected. Wood may expand and contract differently from cabinet to cabinet. Even joints within the same cabinet may behave differently. Some joined wood may not show any joint lines, others may be slightly visible, while others may display easily visible joint lines. Joint lines also may occur due to the repeated impacts from normal everyday use. An exposed open wood joint can be damaged from prolonged exposure to water or heavy moisture. Therefore, wipe off any excess moisture from cabinet surfaces as soon as possible. Discoloration All paints, especially lighter colors, are susceptible to discoloration due to airborne particles such as cooking, grilling, tobacco smoke, fireplaces, or candles. Prolonged exposure to natural or artificial light may alter the finish color. Moisture may also discolor the finish. Important Installation Note It is extremely important that all base cabinets are perfectly squared during installation for proper drawer alignment. This should be verified prior to countertop installation.
Important Notes on Stained Cabinets Solid wood will expand or contract with changes in temperature and humidity. Such conditions are not indicative of faulty materials or craftsmanship. In the winter, when temperatures fall or when humidity levels are low, contraction may cause a narrow unfinished line to appear on wooden cabinets. To blend these lines into the finished wood, apply pigmented furniture polish. Touch-up kits are available for purchase. Maintaining a consistent color is a common challenge in any industry using real wood because wood is a natural product that has inherently different colors. It is important to recognize these character differences and understand that every product made from real wood will vary slightly from cabinet to cabinet and even within a cabinet door or component. The Effects of Exposure to Light Exposure to light will change the color of real wood in a very short period of time. When purchasing any wood product, it is important to understand that the sample or display you are making your selection from may be aged. Therefore, it will represent what your cabinets will look like in time and will not represent what they will look like when factory new. Conversely, a freshly produced sample will match more closely your freshly produced cabinets but will not represent the way they look when aged.